branded paddle

I’ve got a grey owl that got branded at YF some years back. Any thoughts on whether the branding will/has weakened it? If so, any ideas regarding a fix? Want to use it for another long trip, but don’t want it snapping on me mid-way.

what do you mean Branded?
if you are going on a long trip you should be carrying a spare paddle of some sort no matter what!!! all good practice…

“branded” at York Factory
like ye olde voyageurs. a hot iron brand into the wood…Nice souvenier (sp?) but possibly ruined paddle.

If you think it’s too deep then glass it
You could sand and fill it first, if you wish.